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Apache Releases Groovy 2.5 and Preview of Groovy 3.0

by Michael Redlich Follow 14 Followers on  Jul 12, 2018 3

Apache recently released Groovy 2.5 featuring improvements in AST transformations and introducing support for macros. Groovy 3.0 development is also well underway with release candidates scheduled to be ready by the end of 2018. Dr. Paul King, principal software engineer at OCI and Groovy committer, spoke to InfoQ about this latest release and the upcoming release of version 3.0.

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Kotlin on Android: Android KTX, Kotlin Bootcamp Udacity and More

by Diogo Carleto Follow 38 Followers on  Jun 06, 2018

Google recently presented a series of efforts to improve the Kotlin developer experience on the Android platform, including Android KTX, a Kotlin Bootcamp Udacity course, Lint support, and more.

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Gradle Releases Version 4.7 with Support for Java 10

by Michael Redlich Follow 14 Followers on  May 31, 2018

Gradle has released version 4.7 of their polyglot build tool with a host of new features including support for Java 10, incremental annotation processing, improved console logs, and new pre-compiled script plugins for Kotlin DSL.

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Android Studio 3.1 Aims to Improve App Development Productivity

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Mar 31, 2018

The latest release of Android Studio, version 3.1, focuses on improving app development productivity and includes a new C++ performance profiler, command line support for Kotlin Lint checks, SQL code completion and improved refactoring, and more.

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Redmonk Language Rankings Sees Rapid Rise for Kotlin and Swift

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 11 Followers on  Mar 30, 2018

Industry analyst company Redmonk has published the Q1 2018 results of their quarterly programming language rankings. The top 5 are JavaScript, Java, Python, PHP and C#. Python’s position above PHP and C# is also echoed in the Stack Overflow 2018 Developer Survey. C++, CSS, Ruby and C take the next four spots, then in joint tenth place are Swift and Objective-C. Kotlin has also seen a sharp rise.

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Ruby 2.5.0 Overview

by Alex Giamas Follow 9 Followers on  Jan 25, 2018

Following the Christmas tradition for sixth year in a row, a new major release was released on December 25th. Ruby 2.5.0 features several performance related improvements improving performance by 5-10%. On library support, standard libraries have been promoted to default gems. yield_self and testing, no more require pp lines, and others are reviewed in the article.

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Kotlin 2017 Roundup and 2018 Outlook

by Kesha Williams Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 23, 2018

Since the release of Kotlin 1.1 in March 2017 by JetBrains, Kotlin has made huge gains in adoption all around the world. 2017 brought many exciting announcements, and the momentum continues into 2018. InfoQ recently sat down with Hadi Hariri, the team lead for developer advocacy at JetBrains.

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restQL, a Microservices Query Language, Released on GitHub

by Thomas Betts Follow 37 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

restQL, a query language for microservices, is now available as an open-source project on GitHub. The restQL language is intended to simplify common scenarios for client-side access to RESTful microservices, including multiple parallel calls and chained calls. restQL was created to avoid some limitations of the more well-known data querying and management frameworks Falcor and GraphQL.

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Clojure 1.9 Brings Spec and More Language Features

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Dec 11, 2017

As InfoQ previously reported, the most interesting new feature in the recently released Clojure 1.9 is Spec, which provides a standard and integrated system for the specification and testing of data and functions.

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SpringOne 2017 - Day 2 - Juergen Hoeller on Spring's Mission

by Victor Grazi Follow 21 Followers on  Dec 07, 2017 2

The SpringOne Plaform Conference Day 2 keynote was well organized and replete with surprises, including keynotes by SpringFramework lead Juergen Hoeller and Microsoft Distinguished Engineer - one of the Gang of Four - Dr. Erich Gamma, among many notable others.

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Kotlin 1.2 Introduces Multi-Platform Projects

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

The latest version of Kotlin makes it possible to share code for the JVM and the JavaScript platform using multi-platform projects. Additionally, it includes a number of language and library improvements, and better compiler performance.

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Kotlin Native Adds Objective-C Interop, WebAssembly Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Nov 28, 2017

Kotlin/Native 0.4 makes it possible to build native apps for iOS and macOS, writes Nikolay Igotti, Kotlin/Native tech lead at JetBrains. Additionally, it introduces experimental support for the WebAssembly platform.

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Fresh Async with Kotlin: Roman Elizarov Presents at QCon SF

by Amit K Gupta Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 20, 2017 4

Roman Elizarov, team lead in Kotlin libraries at JetBrains, presented “Fresh Async with Kotlin” at QCon San Francisco. Elizarov demonstrated how Kotlin addresses the difficulties faced in writing asynchronous code in languages such as Java, C# and Javascript. Async code in Kotlin looks very much like the normal synchronous code that most developers are used to writing in languages such as Java.

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Kotlin Use for Android Apps is Growing, Getting More Google Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Nov 04, 2017

In the six months since Google announced official support for Kotlin as a first-class language for Android development, Kotlin usage has more than doubled, writes Google product manager James Lau, and more than 17% of Android Studio 3.0 projects now use Kotlin.

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Spring Framework 5.0 Released

by Amit K Gupta Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 13, 2017 1

Spring Framework 5.0, featuring a new reactive web framework, was released on September 28, 2017. With this release, Spring 5.0 has its entire codebase based on Java 8 source code level. Spring 5.0 is compatible with JDK 9 for development and deployment.

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